If a landlord refuses to make necessary repairs there are specific steps detailed in the Texas Property Code that a tenant must take to seek a remedy. By following these steps a tenant can either make the repair and deduct the cost from rent, or terminate the lease. However, unless specified in a written lease, a landlord is not required to make repairs unless it is a condition that creates a danger to the tenant’s health or safety. If your landlord has failed or refuses to make specific repairs, you may have a right to force the issue. For more information about what right to repairs you may have, and the steps required to enforce them, contact Andrew Bernick at 512-763-5370 or email Andrew@BernickLegal.com to schedule a consultation.